"IMHO there's two layers where you can tinker with drones, one is the core flight (autopilot layer) and the other one is applications which use drones for some task. Once your drone is ready to listen to your commands, what would you like it to do…"
I'm a developer from FlytBase team.
I would suggest going for odroid, rather than Edisson, especially if you want to use computer vision onboard.
Dronekit python is a good project if you want to write python scripts to control the…"
"That looks interesting! And seems like a lot of work, from your blog.
But is it really necessary to separate out common features which you can easily get in a single packaged autopilot? Is there any special configuration required at basic autopilot…"
"@Serge Contal, the fan is not for Wifi router, its for single board computer / companion computer. Actually we also wanted to avoid putting it, but it seems inevitable given the Octacore processor at 2 GHz. Until now we haven't faced any performance…"
"Thanks @Jerry Giant, thats quite useful info.
The hardware is closed but the access to router is open and documented here. So practically anybody can configure wifi board with any other firmware if they want. Currently it is interfaced using…"
"@Bill Bonney Yeah, I too believe that range isn't relevant. With directional high gain antennas and stuff you can increase it significantly.
Our purpose of bringing this FC is not to compete with other long range solutions.
FlytPOD is for developing…"
"@James, Yes we intend to use wifi as only datalink, however telemetry port is available as well.
We have tested it for 250 meters with ping time of 5ms with ASUS router on ground. Baud rate wouldn't be a good major to rate it on, but we have tested…"
"@James, even if we go for 5.8 GHz, we still will have to use 2.4 GHz. Because 5.8 GHz works very poorly through obstructions. And there will always be some low bandwidth crucial data that you want to get on ground even if high bandwidth data link…"
"@James We are planning on using dual band for bandwidth's sake.
Even though it seems obvious, we haven't yet came across any serious interference issues since last 6 months.
Maybe more number of long range tests can tell us more about it. "
"@ Achal Thanks Achal,
For general info this wifi config widget is released as part of the latest update to flytOS.
@Bill Thanks Bill. FlytPOD Beta program is still running. You can apply to it here.
The only DIY version know is WRTnode, but I am not…"
Traditionally, drones have used low bandwidth radio communication to connect to ground devices. Last year, when we started building the FlytPOD Flight Computer (next generation autopilot), we wanted to equip it with a better communication system.…